Subcutaneous infusions for control of cancer symptoms.

  title={Subcutaneous infusions for control of cancer symptoms.},
  author={Pippa Storey and Herbert Henderson Hill and R H St Louis and E E Tarver},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  volume={5 1},
Continuous subcutaneous infusions offer a safe, simple, effective alternative to intravenous or intramuscular injections when oral medications cannot be used. They are extremely useful for cancer patients suffering from pain, vomiting, seizures, and other symptoms. Hydromorphone or morphine may be combined with metoclopramide, methotrimeprazine, or haloperidol (in D5W only), in the same pump to control both pain and nausea. Seizures can be controlled by subcutaneous infusion of phenobarbital or… CONTINUE READING


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